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or co·hoe

noun, plural co·hos, (especially collectively) co·ho.
  1. coho salmon.
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coho salmon

or cohoe salmon

  1. a small salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch, of the North Pacific coasts and also in the Great Lakes, where it was introduced: important as a game and food fish.
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Origin of coho salmon

1865–70; earlier cohose (construed as plural) < Halkomelem (mainland dial.) wə́xwəθ
Also called blue jack, coho, cohoe, silver salmon.
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Examples from the Web for cohoe

Historical Examples

  • The cohoe, silver or fall salmon (O. kisutch) is also canned, weight 3lb.

    Fishing in British Columbia

    Thomas Wilson Lambert

  • The cohoe took a 2-inch silver doctor and rose steadily to the fly.

  • My bag that day, fishing morning and evening, was only six cohoe, weighing 3O½ lb.

  • In addition to the two tyee, I had seven cohoe weighing 46½ lb., so luck was beginning to turn.

  • Fortunately, their favourite ground is by Cape Mudge Lighthouse, where the cohoe abound.

British Dictionary definitions for cohoe


noun plural -ho or -hos
  1. a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutchAlso called: silver salmon
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Word Origin

origin unknown; probably from an American Indian language
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